Bob Johnson Interview, October 29, 1987

Interviewee

Bob Johnson

Interviewer

Clover Koopman

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Description

Bob Johnson recalls his World War Two service in the Sixth Defense Battalion of the United States Marines Corps on Sand Island, of the Midway Islands, in 1943 and 1944. Johnson discusses listening to Tokyo Rose for entertainment, and remembers the servicemen guessing that Tokyo Rose’s information came from Japanese submarines waiting close to the shore. Johnson recalls being homesick, and guessing that Tokyo Rose’s broadcasts contributed to other soldiers’ homesickness as well.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

World War, 1939-1945; U.S. military; Wartime propaganda; Tokyo Rose; Toguri, Iva; Midway Islands; Sand Island; Sixth Defense Battalion

Original Date

10-29-1987

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 238-003

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:15:29 minutes

Local Filename

OH_238_003.mp3; OH_238_003.pdf

Bob Johnson Interview, October 29, 1987

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